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07/15/2008
PLAYSTATION®Network's Video Delivery Service to Offer Movies and TV Shows for Purchase and Rental Through PLAYSTATION®3 and PSP® (Playstation®Portable)

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today launches the company's new video delivery service on PLAYSTATION®Store for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems in...

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07/15/2008
Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces New 80GB PLAYSTATION®3, Limited Edition PlayStation®2 Bundle, and PlayStation®Portable Entertainment Pack at E3 2008

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) held its annual press conference today at the E3 Media & Business Summit, making a series of announcements which demonstrated the strength of the...

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07/15/2008
Sony Computer Entertainment America Demonstrates Breadth of Software Content at E3 Media & Business Summit 2008

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today unveiled a broad line up of software for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™), PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), and PLAYSTATION®Network during a press event...

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07/14/2008
New Sony PC Hits Trifecta Merging Chic Colors, Mobility and High-End Performance

Combining sizzling performance with a sophisticated design, Sony today introduced a new line of ultra-portable PCs -- the VAIO® SR Series notebook. Constructed of lightweight, durable magnesium...

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07/14/2008
New Sony PC Delivers High Performance in Ultra-Portable Package

Sony today took the wraps off a new line of sleek, powerful, lightweight PCs -- the VAIO® Z Series notebooks. Weighing just over 3 pounds, the VAIO Z model incorporates a vivid 13.1-inch...

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07/14/2008
New Sony Professional Notebook Line Means Business

Sony today announced a new line of professional PCs -- the VAIO® BZ Series notebooks. Built for business, these lightweight PCs incorporate the compatibility and productivity features required by...

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07/14/2008
Sony Unveils World's First 16.4-Inch Wide Multimedia Notebook

Sony today unveiled the VAIO® FW notebook -- a multimedia PC that displays HD movies the way they were meant to be seen. Part of a series, the VAIO FW notebook comes in multiple configurations,...

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07/14/2008
Usher's Camp New Look 2008 Continues to Empower and Educate Inner-City Youth

Grammy Award winning entertainer and philanthropist Usher Raymond IV, in conjunction with his New Look Foundation, will welcome 126 underserved youths from throughout the country to the Atlanta...

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07/14/2008
MGMT, 'The Best New York Band About,' On-Board Beck's Upcoming Autumn Tour Beginning September 19 in San Diego

The Brooklyn-based futurist rock/pop ensemble MGMT will follow the group's sizzling summer concert schedule opening for Beck on the post-modern musical collagist's forthcoming autumn tour...

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07/11/2008
Sony's XDCAM HD System Stays Cool on the Ice Road

The second season of the series "Ice Road Truckers," currently airing on History™, once again has Sony's XDCAM® HD system proving it's up to the challenge of handling extreme cold. In Season...

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07/10/2008
Michelle's #1!!! - 'We Break The Dawn,' The First Hit Single From Superstar Michelle William's Forthcoming Solo Album, Unexpected, Rockets to #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart

The Grammy-winning pop music superstar Michelle Williams has just hit the #1 slot on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart with "We Break The Dawn," the first single from her forthcoming solo...

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07/10/2008
Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Announce Double Fusion as In-Game Advertising Partner

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced a partnership with Double Fusion to deliver dynamic in-game advertising on PLAYSTATION®3...

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07/08/2008
Sony Online Entertainment Awards $10,000 Scholarship for Winner of First-Ever G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition

Sony Online Entertainment LLC today announced that Julia Brasil of San Francisco has won the 2008 G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition. The competition was the first of its kind and was promoted in...

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07/07/2008
30th Anniversary of Billy Joel's The Stranger Celebrated With Two New Versions of Classic Album

Legacy Recordings proudly celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Billy Joel's breakout album The Stranger with the release of two special editions -- a 2 CD Legacy Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition...

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07/02/2008
'Last 2 Walk,' the New Full-Length Album From the Academy Award Winning Rap Group Three 6 Mafia, Enters the Billboard Top 200 at #5

"Last 2 Walk," the new album from the Academy Award winning hip-hop ensemble Three 6 Mafia, has just entered the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart at #5, with first week's sales of...

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07/02/2008
Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell Detect New Comedy Based on Characters of Sherlock Holmes and Watson for Columbia Pictures

Comedy superstars Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell will team together for a Columbia Pictures comedy based on the renowned characters Sherlock Holmes and Watson, with Baron Cohen taking the role...

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07/02/2008
Sony's New HDNA Campaign Breathes Life Into Its Latest VAIO Computer Offerings

Sony Electronics today announced that it will launch an integrated marketing campaign in the United States on July 15 touting how its new VAIO all-in-one HD PC/TV and HD Blu-ray Disc enabled...

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06/30/2008
New PLAYSTATION®3 System Software Update (v.2.40) to Enhance Community Features

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced details of PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) system software update 2.40, designed to enhance the way PS3 users play and interact with one another....

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06/30/2008
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and Grammy Award Winner Kenny Gamble Releases 'I Am An American'

As we approach Independence Day it is hard not to pay tribute to America by listening to the songs associated with our country's greatness. Timing is everything and in a historic year of change in...

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06/30/2008
Lyfe Jennings Launches Summer Tour and HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiative

Platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Lyfe Jennings kicked off his Baby I'm a Star summer concert tour in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Friday, June 27th. In conjunction with the tour,...

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06/27/2008
Nicole Atkins & The Sea Land Coveted Opening Slot on Chris Isaak Summer Tour for Second Year Running

For the second summer in a row, the critically-acclaimed Nicole Atkins and her band, The Sea, will open a series of shows for Chris Isaak on the legendary roots rocker's upcoming tour in July. In...

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06/26/2008
Moviegoers Get First Look at 007 in Quantum of Solace as Trailer Makes its Global Debut Online June 30 and in Theaters Attached to Columbia Pictures' Hancock

Moviegoers eager for their first look at Quantum of Solace, the highly anticipated Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Columbia Pictures release of EON Productions' 22nd James Bond adventure, will be able to...

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06/25/2008
Dennis Wilson's Long-Lost Masterpiece, Pacific Ocean Blue, Racks Up Impressive Sales More Than 30 Years After Its Original Debut

Pacific Ocean Blue: Legacy Edition (Caribou/Epic/Legacy), the 30th anniversary reissue of the long-out-of-print musical masterpiece from the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson, is blowing up both in the...

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06/24/2008
Columbia Pictures to Pay Off Mortgage for One Deserving Family - Grand Prize Winner Will Receive Mortgage Pay Off -

In keeping with the spirit of their upcoming film Hancock, Columbia Pictures is launching a contest to pay off a family's home mortgage. Hancock's Helping Hand Mortgage payoff contest was inspired...

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06/23/2008
John Weiser Continues as President, Distribution, Sony Pictures Television

John Weiser has been reupped as president, distribution, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today by Steve Mosko, president, SPT, to whom Weiser continues to report. (Logo:...

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